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Board of Education

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David W. Ziskin

Superintendent of Schools

25 High Street

Fort Plain, NY 13339

518.993.4000

 

 

 

 

General Information, Biographies, Goals

General Information

Board of Education members serve for three-year terms. Regular elections for two or three seats are held each year on the second Tuesday in May, the same date residents vote on the coming year’s school budget. New board terms begin on July 1.

Any U.S. citizen who is a resident of Fort Plain Central School District for 30 days prior to the vote may run for a seat on the board. For information on how to be placed on the ballot, contact the district clerk.

The Board of Education welcomes public comment at its meetings. Each speaker will be limited to five minutes and all comments must relate to the agenda topic they wish to discuss. To see the public comment policy, click here.  To view the Board goals, click here.

2016-17 School Board Members:

Ronald Kardash, President

Jeffrey L. Jones, 1st Vice President

Joseph Bartholomew, 2nd Vice President

Mary Beth Hudyncia

Todd McFee

David Przestrzelski

Jami L. Stevens

Board meeting schedule for 2016-17

The Fort Plain School Board will hold a re-organizational meeting on July 5, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. in the District Office Conference Room.

Wednesday, Aug. 10, 7:00 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 29, 7:00 p.m. - Special Session

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6:00 p.m. Special Session

Wednesday, Oct. 12, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27, 5:00 p.m. Special Session

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 14, 6:00 p.m. - CANCELLED

Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 6:00 p.m., Public Hearing on Transportation, Building and Grounds Budgets, Regular Meeting to follow.

Wednesday, Apr. 12, 7:00 p.m., Public Hearing on Elementary and Secondary Programs Budgets, Regular Meeting to follow.

Wednesday, May 3, 7:00 p.m., Public Hearing to present Proposed Budget, Regular Meeting to follow.

Tuesday, May 16, Budget and Board Candidate Vote, HHS Gym, 1:00-9:00 p.m.

Tuesday, May 16, 7:00 p.m., Regular Board Meeting.

Wednesday, June 14,  7:00 p.m.

Board meeting documents

2016-17 School Year

To view the documents for the Feb. 8, 2017, Board meeting, click here.

To view the documents for the Jan. 11, 2017, Board meeting, click here.

To view the documents for the Nov.30, 2016, Board meeting, click here.

To view the documents for the Nov. 9, 2016, Board meeting, click here.

To view the documents for the Oct. 12, 2016, Board meeting, click here.

To view the documents for the Sept. 14, 2016, Board meeting, click here.

To view the documents for the Aug. 10, 2016, Board meeting, click here.

To view the documents for the July 5, 2016, Board meeting, click here.

Board meeting documents archives

2016-17 Board of Education Goals

Adopted July 5, 2016

Safety and Student Social and Emotional Developmental Health

By June 1, 2017, the superintendent, school leaders and staff will identify, implement and evaluate action steps tailored to meet school safety needs such as health issues, bus safety and building cleanliness. The superintendent will plan appropriate professional development, parent outreach and community education and monitor progress in these areas.

Curriculum Development and Support

During the 2016-17 school year the district will prepare 100% of all students to be college and career ready as evidence by graduation rate, attendance, and college and career choice data.

Fiscal Resources

During the 2016-17 school year the Board of Education in partnership with the superintendent, business manager and school leaders will make, monitor and communicate appropriate budgetary decisions as evidenced by budget reports and external audits.

Family and Community Engagement

The Board of Education will build trust and expand parent and community engagement Prek-12 in 2016-17 as evidenced by reciprocal communication, attendance at events and parent workshops, school website, outreach to the business community and increased response on social media.

Use of Data to Inform Teacher Practices and Improve Learning

The Board of Education will use data to progress monitor goals and charge the Superintendent and Principals with ensuring that 100% of teachers use school achievement data to improve instructional practices by June 1, 2017.

To see a PDF of BOE goals, click here.